The San Sebastian International Film Festival has unveiled several titles in its Official Selection, including new films from Sarah Polley, Hirokazu Kore-Eda and Julie Delpy.
Several of the filmmakers in 2011 have long-time ties to the festival: Mexican film-maker Arturo Ripstein brings his new film The Reasons Of The Heart. He previously won San Sebastian’s Golden Shell for 1993’s The Beginning And The End and 2000’s The Ruination of Men, plus the festival’s special jury prize for The Place Without Limits in 1978.
Buenos Aires-based Ana Katz, who has brought her two previous features to San Sebastian, brings bittersweet family comedy The Marziano’s Family.
UK filmmaker Terence Davies was the subject of a San Sebastian retrospective in 2008, and Kore-eda has competed three previous times in San Sebastian.
The films selected so far are:
- The Deep Blue Sea, dir. Terence Davies (UK)
- I Wish (Kiseki), dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
- The Reasons Of The Heart (Las Razones Del Corazon), dir. Arturo Ripstein (Mexico)
- Take This Waltz, dir. Sarah Polley (Canada) [eligible for Kutxa-New Directors Award]
- Le Skylab, dir. Julie Delpy (France) [pictured]
- 11 Flowers, dir Wang Xiaoshuai (China)
- Americano, dir. Mathieu Demy (France) [eligible for Kutxa-New Directors Award]
- The Marziano’s Family (Los Marziano), dir. Ana Katz (Argentina)
- Blood of My Blood (Sangue Do Meu Sangue), dir. João Canijo (Portugal)
- Unfair World (Adikos Kosmos), dir. Filippos Tsitos (Greece)
- Happy End, dir. Bjorn Runge (Sweden)
More titles in the competition for the Golden Shell will be announced soon.
The 59th San Sebastian festival runs Sept 16-24.
Several of the titles are also confirmed to play in Toronto, including The Deep Blue Sea, Americano, 11 Flowers and Take This Waltz.